Beautiful coffee table books are a gorgeous addition to any home and can be a great reference guide – though to be honest we often buy them for their covers and photography! These five coffee table books are timeless and will look be great on any coffee table for years to come.
1. Peonies: Beautiful Varieties for Home & Garden by Jane Eastoe
Jane Eastoe’s stunning book on beautiful Peonies is not only a visual feast but has great, practical advise on a over fifty varieties of peony, including when each will bloom, flower size and pictures for easy identification. It provides information on the easiest varieties to grow and which make the best cut flowers. A must for any peony lover.
2. A Kitchen in France: A Year of Cooking in My Farmhouse by Mimi Thorisson
Flicking through Mimi Thorisson’s delightful A Kitchen in France makes us long for a French country lifestyle, complete with a historic chateau and an abundance of home grown produce. The beautiful recipes have a distinctively rustic French flavour and inspire us to spend a lazy Sunday afternoon cooking up a storm, with a glass of French wine in hand of course.
3. Plant: Exploring the Botanical World
Gardeners and art lovers alike will enjoy this exquisite book that has some of the most beautiful botanical images we have ever seen. The cover alone is reason enough to own a copy, but once you open the pages you will be in awe of some of the rare and previously unpublished images that await.
4. Poolside with Slim Aarons
Ever dreamt of a glamorous beach side lifestyle mixing it with the rich and well-connected? If you have then this book is for you! With striking images of bikini-clad women, yachts and handsome bronzed men this book is a rare glimpse in to the lives of the rich and famous through the fifties, sixties, seventies and eighties. Be warned it may have you booking your next trip to the Amalfi Coast.
5. Beautiful by Mark D Sikes
Lovers of all things home and interiors will love this book where interior designer Mark D. Sikes provides readers with advice and inspiration to create their own casual, stylish Californian inspired spaces that are filled with light and epitomise stylish indoor/outdoor living.